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1A person or thing that directs or regulates something.‘the power controller on a subway train’
supervisor, controller, regisseur, producer, auteur, choreographeradministrator, manager, chairman, chairwoman, chairperson, chair, head, chief, boss, principal, leader, governor, president, premierView synonyms
- ‘Hughes, who is an air-traffic controller, also invests regularly as an individual.’
- ‘A trainee controller mistakenly directed a plane to descend through the flight level of another plane.’
- ‘The pin in the processor connected to the controller is called the interrupt request line.’
- ‘This would be controlled automatically by the lower element temperature controllers.’
- ‘As the helicopters arrived, controllers smoothly directed them to the awaiting refuelers.’
- ‘The CCTV will be monitored by controllers in Bradford who have direct contact with police.’
- ‘Electricity board controllers were able to re-route power to most areas quite quickly, said the spokesman.’
- ‘It had been alleged that a particular dealer had behaved fraudulently and the controller duly exercised the power.’
- ‘Mission controllers received a signal from the craft some 90 minutes after launch, confirming that all was well.’
- ‘According to the police reports, no one tried to come to her help or even pulled the signal to warn a controller.’
- ‘Enthusiasts want to see the drivers do the business, not an electronic controller from the pits.’
- ‘The fan will still get power from the fan controller; it will just be monitored by both.’
- ‘Data is fed from the antenna to the robot controller, enabling it to sense its position.’
- ‘The engine and automatic transmission controllers are combined into a single processor.’
- ‘The probe was also used to help train flight controllers how to acquire radio signals from space.’
- ‘The electronics of fan controllers can sometimes run very hot.’
- ‘It takes a year of regular training before controllers can consider themselves fully fledged.’
- ‘In effect, they act as replacement storage controllers for the devices they are virtualizing.’
- ‘As for comfort, I think I read that you can just rest it on your thigh like a regular controller.’
- ‘This causes me to not be able to close the door if I install the fan controller.’
- 1.1A person in charge of an organization's finances.
- ‘Central bankers are now more the observers of international finance rather than the controllers of it.’
- ‘As well as being the finance controller Liz's job began to take on responsibility for human resources and IT.’
- ‘So what can he suggest to the financial controller desperately looking for value for money?’
- ‘Chief financial officers and controllers are generally thought of as employees of organizations.’
- ‘Soon after he left for London, and had a successful career, becoming financial controller of BBC Radio.’
- ‘She worked extremely hard and after 10 years she was promoted to financial controller.’
- ‘It cannot be done and no company would be allowed get away with it by a responsible financial controller.’
- ‘Ella's ambition is to become a financial controller within the next five to ten years.’
- ‘John Punch is the financial controller and Martin Punch is company secretary.’
- ‘Fuel cards allow financial controllers and department heads tighter control over operating budgets.’
- ‘Finally the administrative controllers were to be charged with the annual audit of each set of plant accounts.’
- ‘Why should the bank be prepared to finance a company where the controllers have contributed apparently so little?’
Middle English (denoting a person who kept a duplicate register of accounts): from Anglo-Norman contrerollour, from contreroller keep a copy of a roll of accounts (see control). Compare with comptroller.
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